If you are rich the chances of you dying of a controllable disease like malaria are miniscule. People die sooner and suffer more when they are poor. In the rich world it is our lifestyle that is the main killer. Often it is a question of choice – junk food, smoking and lack of exercise will kill you. That’s our choice. In the poor world killer diseases still stalk and the billions who earn less that a few dollars a day don’t have a choice. In Hands On this week we report on cost effective developments that can give the poor chances to suffer less and reduce the risk of dying of a controllable disease such as malaria.
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